Monday, 15 February 2016

king prawn and salmon crispy wontons.

Salmon wontons recipe

With 2016 seeing in the Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey, what better time to be inspired by some delicious and super simple Chinese recipes. I especially love making Oriental inspired appetisers, and since I learnt how easy it is to make your own wonton pastry at home I've loved creating new flavours, fillings and shapes. 

Featuring Blue Dragon light soy sauce, I've created some crispy king prawn and salmon wontons that go perfectly with a squeeze of lime and their sweet chilli dipping sauce. Serve as a sociable starter at a Chinese dinner party - ideal to make ahead and fry off when you're ready to indulge!

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For the wonton pastry, makes twelve.
♥ 75g strong white flour, such as pasta flour
♥ 50ml boiling water
♥ Plain flour for dusting

For the filling

♥ One salmon fillet 
♥ 50g king prawns, chopped into 1cm pieces
♥ 1 tbsp light soy sauce
♥ 2 tsp coriander stalks, chopped
♥ 1 tsp chilli flakes
♥ 1 garlic clove, crushed
♥ A squeeze of lime

To serve

♥ Sweet chilli dipping sauce
♥ Fresh lime

Preparation time: 1hr 30 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Equipment; Cling film, foil, baking tray, rolling pin, circle cutter, frying pan.

Step one. Combine the flour and boiling water and form into a ball. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for at least an hour. 

Step two. Wrap the salmon fillet in foil and cook for 20 minutes on a baking tray.

Step three. When the salmon has cooled, mix together with the prawns and other ingredients to make your filling.

Step four. When your pastry is ready, simply roll out on a floured surface and cut out circles. Then, like the diagram below add a little mixture to the wrapper, fold, seal with water and pinch to make a wonton!

How to make wontons step by step guide
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Step five. Brush a frying pan with a little oil and turn up to a medium heat. Cook the wontons for 10-12 minutes, turning each side until golden.


Serve up immediately with your sweet chilli dipping sauce and a slice of fresh lime. Enjoy!

Sweet chilli dipping sauce

Have you been making some Chinese inspired recipes? What are your favourite Blue Dragon products? I'd love to hear if you've ever had a go at making homemade wontons - or are now feeling inspired! Make sure you check out the hashtag #MagicinEveryMeal over on Twitter for some fab tips and tricks in Oriental cookery!

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  1. I can't tell you how much I am now craving wontons!!! Reading the recipe actually made my mouth water, going to go and make a coffee and hope that I can last till lunch time :D
    Janie x

  2. I can't tell you how much I am now craving wontons!!! Reading the recipe actually made my mouth water, going to go and make a coffee and hope that I can last till lunch time :D
    Janie x

  3. I love the way you have shaped the wontons. Great recipe will try a veggie version soon.

  4. These look incredibly delicious! I've never tried salmon dumplings before, but it's a flavour I love.

    Saskia /

  5. These look lovely - and am definitely going to try and make my own wonton pastry now

  6. I love home made wontons! Ten times better than shop bought :) great recipe Emily!!!

  7. My OH would love it if I made him some of these.

  8. That is an interesting dish. I would like to taste it. I think it could be as good as sushi for me.